Andrea was our model today. This is largish 18×24 largely painted alla prima which means first strike. I came prepared to draw and paint in a smaller sketchbook a 10×18 Superaquabee.
I liked the pose so much George Delaunay gave me a piece of 90# Bristol paper to start over on. Thank goodness.
It was like painting on a thinner piece of hot press paper.
Al actually said it looked like a watercolor should. Be still my heart.
This was after the second break. I only painted on this about an hour. It needs more work on the background or not. We shall see.
The pencil sketch went much faster the second time around.
Robert lent me his Winsor Newton series 7 brushes which were marvelous. Now on my I need list!!
I washed her with cad yellow and cad red mixed. Then I used mostly Quin magenta and inathrodone blue on her for the shadows. A bit of Quin coral for cheeks. Hair Quin sienna Quin burnt sienna and inathrodone blue.
This was the smaller version I did in my 10×18 Superaquabee which loves watercolor. I never quite finished this one.